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Bike Safety
30 April 2007 — Cooperstown, United States of America


We are working with the village police department to do a bike check-up, helmet fitting station and overall safety seminar for road rules. We are also planning a bike rodeo at the event.

Contact: Coleen Vesely, Safe Kids of Otsego COunty
Telephone: +1 6075474812
E-mail: coleen.vesely@bassett.org

Child Passenger Safety Event
26 April 2007 — Madison Fire Department, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America


Child passenger safety check up for families Appointments made via 608-890-8999

Contact: Nan Peterson, Safe Kids Of Madison, WI, USA
Telephone: +1 6082629993, Fax: +1 6082659650
E-mail: nmpeters@wisc.edu

Child Passenger Safety Technician Training & Child Passenger Safety Check-up Event
28 April 2007 — State Farm Insurance Mid town location for the training and GM AK Sales & Services for the CPS Check up, Alaska, United States of America


We will train 6 -12 people as CPS technicians and conduct a free public CPS child seat check event. We will exam the child seats and how they are installed. We will explain to the parent/caregiver what of any problem and then confirm that the parent/caregiver will be able to install

Contact: Gordon Glaser, Alaska Safe Kids/State of AK Division of Public Health IPEMS
Telephone: +1 9072693433, Fax: +1 9072692041
E-mail: gmglaser@health.state.ak.us

Child Safety Seat Checkup
27 April 2007 — Bennett Motors, 26 9th St. South, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States of America


A new class of child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check your child's car seat for safety. Come make sure your child is riding safely!

Contact: Mary Kay Burns, Safe Kids Cascade County
Telephone: +1 4064546950 ext. 6127, Fax: +1 4064546959
E-mail: goatfarm4@hotmail.com

First UN Global Road Safety Week
23 April 2007 — Nationwide, United States of America


In the United States, Global Road Safety Week events will focus on teen drivers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is excited to take part in this effort and will focus on raising awareness about the important role parents play in keeping their teen drivers safe. In particular, parents can use graduated driver licensing (GDL) systems to guide and support their teen's road safety efforts. GDL systems, which vary by state, are designed to help new drivers gain knowledge and experience under low-risk conditions. As drivers progress through learning stages, they are granted additional driving privileges such as driving alone or driving with other young people in the car with them. Research suggests that the most strict and comprehensive GDL programs are associated with 38 percent reductions in death and 40 percent reductions in injury among 16-year-old U.S. drivers. CDC hopes to increase awareness of this impact and help parents of teen drivers to learn more about the GDL requirements in their state.

Contact: Michele Huitric, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Telephone: +1 7704881231
E-mail: mhuitric@cdc.gov
Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/GRSW

Fitting Station
25 April 2007 — EMS Garage, United States of America


With our partners at Boston Emergency Medical Services we hold a weekly fitting station every Wednesday. It runs from 11 am to 3 pm and is by appointment only. Anyone living in the Boston area is welcome to set up an appointment to have their seat checked. For families in need we do offer seats at a reduced cost. Our fitting station is held inside of the EMS garage at 2 Theodore Glynn Way, Roxbury MA 02118. To set up an appointment call +1 6175342635

Contact: Jonathan Otero, Boston Public Health Commission
Telephone: +1 6175342635, Fax: +1 6175342405
E-mail: jonathan_otero@bphc.org
Web site: http://www.bphc.org/childinjuryprevention

Make Roads Safe, North America (and partners)
23 April 2007 — Washington, DC, and other cities across the US and Canada, United States of America


Make Roads Safe, North America, is composed of a diverse group of national, state, local, academic, advocacy, and other organizations in the US and Canada united in a Campaign for Global Road Safety (see Supporters at www.makeroadssafe.org). We will be hosting diverse events (press conferences, legislative briefings, child passenger safety checks, older driver courses, school presentations, safety conferences, etc) during Global Road Safety Week in Washington, DC, and across the US and Canada. We are also conducting a traffic safety writing contest for children ages 4-11 called "Zebra's International Adventures" (deadline March 16). In addition, we are encouraging people to sign a petition to help make roads safe around the world. To join our group, sign the petition, and receive updates, email .

Contact: T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH, Make Roads Safe, North America
Telephone: 001 2027015656
E-mail: dinhzarr@dinhzarr.org
Web site: http://www.makeroadssafe.org

National Youth Traffic Safety Month
April 2007 — Nationwide, USA


The national youth and youth serving NOYS member organizations will be hosting traffic safety awareness events across the country. NOYS will sponsor this event with project ideas, registration of activities, press releases, awards, articles from experts on youth traffic safety, and hosted conference calls with experts in this field.

Contact: Sandra E Spavone, National Organizations for Youth Safety
Telephone: +1 703 981 0264, Fax: +1 703 754 8262
E-mail: sspavone@noys.org
Web site: http://www.noys.org

Precious Cargo Checkpoint
27 April 2007 — University Park Shopping Mall Parking lot, South Bend, Indiana, United States of America


As the finale of a 4 day NHTSA Child Passenger Technician certification course, we are hosting a child safety seat checkpoint where families will have in person car seat evaluations, education and there will be a few replacement seats available if needed. The class is expected to have 20 new technicians and 5 instructors present. Other currently certified technicians may also assist in this event. I expect this will be a large public showing. This event is hosted as a community outreach event by Memorial Children's Hospital. Co sponsored by Safekids of St Joesph and Elkhart Counties, South Bend and Mishahwaka Police Departments.

Contact: Paige Smith RN CPSTI, Memorial Children's Hospital
Telephone: +1 5742614062, Fax: +1 5746476697
E-mail: psmith3@memorialsb.org

Safe Kids Week- "Make it a Safe Kids Summer"
28 April 2007 — Everett Mall 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, United States of America


Fun safety activities and prizes: Free t-shirt to all children participating in the event. Low cost bike/skate helmets will be on hand with a free custom fit. Bike and skateboard demonstrations will be performed at center court. Safety information and activites will be provided for wheeled sports, drowing, child passenger safety and falls. Please join us.

Contact: Shawneri Guzman, Safe Kids Snohomish County
Telephone: +1 425 2613047, Fax: +1 425 2613170
E-mail: shawneri.guzman@providence.org
Web site: http://www.safekids.org

Spring Safety Fair
28 April 2007 — Curt Warner Chevrolet, United States of America


The event will feature a car seat clinic as well as several different safety related activities for children. Some of the events will be a bicycle safety table, pedestrian safety tips, proper seat belt fit, a commercial shredder to destry documents. Information/education about different safety issues will be available for parents.

Contact: Doris Girt, Clark County Safe Kids
Telephone: +1 3604877466
E-mail: doris.girt@ci.vancouver.wa.us
Marion Swendsen
E-mail: marion.swendsen@ci.vancouver.wa.us

Stop Underage Drinking and Driving
23-29 April 2007 — Troy, Michigan, USA


A public service campaign, and possibly an event, in collaboration with the local police department, the school district personnel and community leaders to raise awareness about the problem of underage drinking and driving.

Contact: Lori Podsiadlik, Troy Community Coalition
Telephone: +1 248 823 5210, Fax: +1 248 823 5051
Web site: http://www.troycoalition.com

First United Nations Global Road Safety Week

23-29 April 2007

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